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Old Aug 26, 2013, 9:48 PM   #1
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On a recent walk by a stream near my house I came across a Green Heron looking for food. He stopped looking for his food in order to keep a wary eye on me, and I could tell he was anxious for me to leave and stop pointing that camera at him.

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Old Aug 26, 2013, 10:28 PM   #2
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The green heron is a fun bird to watch, it does it's thing sometimes allowing closeness and always giving a look of curiosity about its surroundings.

I had a good time last weekend following a GH around one of the ponds at our nature preserve. Made a few files of it but found myself mostly watching the bird.

These are really nice Steven, the portray exactly what green herons do, gawk with a curious bit of smirk.
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That's a good looking bird and nicely captured.
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Old Aug 27, 2013, 10:32 AM   #4
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The green heron is a fun bird to watch, it does it's thing sometimes allowing closeness and always giving a look of curiosity about its surroundings.

I had a good time last weekend following a GH around one of the ponds at our nature preserve. Made a few files of it but found myself mostly watching the bird.

These are really nice Steven, the portray exactly what green herons do, gawk with a curious bit of smirk.
Thank you Bob. And you have so accurately described how a Green Heron behaves when a person is around to watch.

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That's a good looking bird and nicely captured.
Thank you very much blkms. Appreciate your looking and commenting.
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That last one...he's giving you the evil eye...! Goods shots.
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Thank you Ken.
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Pretty sharp pictures you made Steven, well done !
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Thank you very much Lordje. The Green Herons are always fun to shoot.
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Gidday Steven

Very nice pics of a lovely bird. Far more colourful than our native "herons".
Seems to have that cautious habit of predominantly ground dwelling birds however, as do our native ones.

Strangely, our "herons" fall into four or five genera - Ardea, Egretta, Nycticorax, and Butorides, to name the ones I can lay my hands on. The classification of birds has been stood on its head over the last 30 years or so. All the advances in DNA technology, it appears.
My principal bird reference is the first edition of Pizzey & Knight "The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia", 1997. My brother has the latest edition of this book, and several common birds we have looked up are now placed in a different genus from the original genus. Got to keep on learning, I guess
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GREAT shot Steven
Fantastic colors .
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